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Invasive Species

The-expert-explaining-his-methodACTIVITY NO 5: Removal of 1.000 trees of invasive species of Ailanthus altissima and Robinia pseudoacacia

An expert from Israel, Dr. Jean-Marc Dufour-Dror (specialist on Applied Ecology) visited the Asbestos Mine area during the period 7.05.2013 – 09.05.2013. He trained the Forestry Department (DF) staff and supervised the works of removal of 300 trees of Locust Tree (Robinia psedoacacia) and Ailanthus altissima which are considered invasive species or potentially so.

The personnel of the DF continued working after departure of the expert with the aim to remove at least 1.000 invasive trees from the mine area, as provided in the contract with EE Grants.


The next contractual obligation of the expert is to prepare the "Guide for the Control of Invasive Woody Species in Cyprus" which is expected to in autumn 2013.